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Ijen Crater, Banyuwangi

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Adventure up an active (but quiet) volcano to see Ijen Crater. Take in the volcanic landscape as part of a tour, or travel independently in a rented jeep. The sulfur lake represents the main attraction of the otherworldly scenery, with its turquoise color and steam plumes. A spot for hikers to aim for, the crater attracts walkers, geologists, and photographers from all over the world who are drawn to the sheer topography of the environment and the mysterious aesthetics of its primary feature. Take a look at our Banyuwangi trip itinerary planning website to schedule your visit to Ijen Crater and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I've fallen into the crater and I have been shocked, but not of the exhaustion that I had, but the working conditions of the miners, I have no words to describe it
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  • It is the most amazing view I've even seen. You have to climb around 1-1,5h, but it's totally worth it! The best time is to start at night and see tge blue fires coming from the crater. Totally recomm...  more »
  • We came there during the early weeks of the rainy season...so the temperature was not too low (11 - 13 centigrade) and the soil was damp from the light rain in the daytime but it was not slippery...a ...  more »

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A number of accommodations in Banyuwangi cluster in the heart of town as well as close to the nearby national parks. Plenty of clean, basic rooms serve as a budget-friendly jumping-off point for outdoor adventures. In the midrange, good value hotels offer air-conditioning and television. Beware that you will likely encounter touts looking to take you to their preferred destination, and it's up to you whether you want to play along.
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